The Blast will begin the Major Arena Soccer League finals by hosting the Monterrey Flash at 7:35 p.m. Friday at Royal Farms Arena. Game 2 and a Game 3 15-minute minigame, if necessary, will be played at Monterrey on Sunday at 6 p.m. The Blast advanced to the championship round by defeating the Missouri Comets, 10-7, in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals on Sunday. The Flash beat the Las Vegas Legends in the Western Conference finals Sunday.
Free-agent DE Canty to visit Seahawks
Former Ravens starting defensive end Chris Canty will visit the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday, according to NFL sources. Canty previously visited the New York Jets and could still return to the Ravens, according to sources. Canty, 32, played for the New York Giants before joining the Ravens two years ago. He was entering the final year of a three-year, $8 million contract when he was released this month, a transaction that saved the Ravens $2.66 million against the salary cap. Canty missed five games last season, four after undergoing surgery for a staph infection in his wrist and thumb.
Ravens draft party: The Ravens will host a draft party April 30 at M&T Bank Stadium from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday's first-round selections will be shown live on the RavensVision video boards and TVs throughout the stadium once the draft begins at 8 p.m. Throughout the night, previous Ravens draft picks will roam the event and sign autographs. Current players will interact with fans and sign autographs. In addition to autograph sessions and insight from former players, activities will include NFL scouting combine-style drills, home locker room tours and photo opportunities. Tickets are $5 for children (ages 3-12) and $15 for fans age 13 and older. The party will be capped at 6,000 tickets. Event parking is free in Stadium Lots A, B, C, G and H. To purchase tickets, go to ticketmaster.com/event/15004E63C0B14FC4. For more information about the event, go to baltimoreravens.com/DraftParty.
Maryland rolls to 13-6 baseball win over Princeton
Senior right-hander Bobby Ruse (C. Milton Wright) icked up his fourth win of the season as the No. 16 Maryland baseball team defeated Princeton, 13-6, to earn a series sweep at Bob "Turtle" Smith Stadium on Monday. The Terps (12-4) scored runs in all but the first inning against the Tigers. Nick Cieri and Kevin Martir led the way offensively with two hits and two RBIs apiece. Freshmen Jamal Wade (St. Paul) and John Mazza got their first career hits. In other news, Maryland sophomore right-hander Mike Shawaryn was named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week.
Men's lacrosse: Maryland senior defenseman Casey Ikeda was selected as the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week. Johns Hopkins attackman Shack Stanwick (Boys' Latin) was named Freshman of the Week ... Notre Dame freshman attackman Mikey Wynne (St. Paul's) was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Offensive Player of the Week. ... Loyola Maryland junior attackman Zach Herreweyers was named Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week. Senior Pat Frazier was named Defensive Player of the Week and freshman Grant Limone was Goalie of the Week. ... Gettysburg senior Robby Maddux (St. Paul's) was named the Centennial Conference Offensive Player of the Week for the second straight week.
Women's lacrosse: Maryland redshirt senior goalie Alex Fitzpatrick was selected as the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week. Attacker Megan Whittle (McDonogh) was named Freshman of the Week. ... James Madison redshirt-senior defender Kaci Starkloff (Bel Air) was named Colonial Athletic Association Defensive Player of the Week. William & Mary freshman midfielder-attacker Abby Corkum (Friends) was named Rookie of the Week. ... Loyola Maryland's Kara Burke (Dulaney) was named Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week while fellow Greyhounds senior attacker Hannah Schmitt was named Peak Performer by WomensLax.com. Navy senior attacker Loren Generi was named Patriot League Midfield Player of the Week for the fifth straight week.
Men's college basketball: UMES will face host High Point at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the CollegeInsider.com tournament, the Hawks' first postseason appearance in three decades. Wednesday's game will be UMES' first in postseason play beyond the conference tournament since the 1980-81 season. ... St. Mary's senior guard Nicholas LaGuerre (Lansdowne) and Hood senior guard Chris Cook were named to D3hoops.com All-Middle Atlantic first team. Johns Hopkins senior guard Jimmy Hammer and senior forward George Bugarinovic made the second team. ... Bethany senior guard Delonte' Joyce (Annapolis) was named to the All-Great Lakes Region first team by D3hoops.com.
Softball: Maryland junior infielder Lindsey Schmeiser was named Big Ten Player of the Week. ... Bethany junior outfielder Kayla Kelly (Institute of Notre Dame) was named Presidents' Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week.